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MELBOURNE, Australia — Four-time champion Roger Federer and second-ranked Rafael Nadal beat qualifiers on the first day of the Australian Open Monday. Defending champion Kim Clijsters and top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki also began with straight-set wins.
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French Open champion Li Na has advanced to the second round at the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan on Monday.
Li, who lost last year's final at Melbourne Park to Kim Clijsters, has had a strong start to the season, winning three matches at the Hopman Cup and reaching the Sydney International final.
On Monday, Li took a 5-3 lead in the opening...
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal sat in his hotel room in "unbelievable pain," his right knee cracking...
Roger Federer's reticence to join other players in voicing complaints about issues affecting the men's game came under scrutiny again at the Australian Open on Monday.
Rafael Nadal sat in his hotel room in "unbelievable pain," his right knee cracking and his leg cramping. He wondered if he'd be able to play his first-round match at the Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal has a new injury issue _ a tendon problem in his right knee that nearly prompted him to forfeit a first-round match at the Australian Open that he managed to win easily.
Roger Federer's reticence to join other players in voicing complaints about issues affecting the men's game came under scrutiny again at the Australian Open on Monday. Former No. 3-ranked Nikolay Davydenko said he didn't understand why the 16-time Grand Slam champion wasn't supporting the push to address a list of player grievances which includes the length of the season and the...